Content may be king now, but for Nawazuddin Siddiqui even social-themed films tend to be as formulaic as mainstream Bollywood films. Calling the current trend of socially relevant "propaganda" films, the critically acclaimed actor said many such films generally focus on one issue but are drunk with the usual trophies.
"They are propaganda films, where you choose a problem, they do it as a national crisis, it is not a cinema. I don't think it's a movie theater. Whether I believe it or not is another matter. "People call it content (cinema), but the recipe is the same as the hit commercial movie in Bollywood, which is five songs, a dance, an item number. So how can anyone call content driven? "Nawazuddin said.
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The actor, however, is not ready to sign such films as "this is what works now". "As you have a problem, add five songs and call it content driven, even I started doing it," he added. Nawazuddin became an overnight star with the series "Gangs of Vaseipur" and followed her with performance-oriented films such as Launchbox, Badlapur, Raman Ragav 2.0, Haraamhor and at the same time made a number of commercial composers such as Kick, Kick , Mom, Bajrangi Bayan among others.
The actor believes that while he is still working, it is necessary for the artist to have a commercial share in the film industry. "It is necessary for the actor to have commercial status because then only a film is made, the film works for that. The film works on their shoulder as needed. I make a lot of commercial films today and that is because I have market value. Distributors know this very well, they know the market value of an actor, they know why a movie is a hit or a flop. "
Asked about the perception of independent films that do not profit commercially, Navazudin said that thinking needs to change. "Today small films are not a flop because they have alternative platforms like digital. Disaster happens when a big budget movie fails, the hero of that movie falls. We don't While our films, after being released in theaters when they appear on OTT, it's easy to make money. "
The latest film by actor Motichoor Chnnachoor, a romantic comedy about a 36-year-old man trying to find a wife released on Friday. The film also stars Atia Yeti.
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